Production Planner

  • Location

    Farnborough, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Mark Cunliffe

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Production Planner required to will be to provide hands-on enablement of design intent into a qualified lean production system for the businesses platforms to Safety, Quality, Cost and Time.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Creating MRP system shop floor routings / job card definitions / shop floor standard operating instructions(SOI's) / quality care cards

Technical dossiers and support to procurement activities, supply chain monitoring and Make v Buy decisions (including benchmarking)

Use of CAD packages & PLM toolset and SAP administration/configuration control to co-ordinate with the design teams

Technical problem solving and support to production and supply chain.

Application of APQP as appropriate

Perform Design for Manufacture (DFM) / Design to Cost (DTC) studies and provide input to design teams

Liaison with MGSE / Jig & Tools (Design, Manufacture, Calibration & Maintenance)

Liaison with Manufacturing System Engineering. (Process flow, line balancing, capital investment items, facilities requirements)

Deriving production KPI's in conjunction with operations teams

Continuous Improvement of the production system in line with business targets

Enable Health and Safety target achievement

Enablement of the "Right First Time" Quality culture with associated business systems and feedback loops

Flexibility to support multiple locations

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of the following:

Innovative, agile and self-driven in a fast paced and changing environment

Educated to degree level in a relevant engineering discipline

Experience in a Manufacturing Engineering discipline

Knowledge of CFRP part fabrication / layup production techniques

Knowledge of Aerospace Production and assembly techniques and standards

Experience creating or improving production systems, teams and facilities

Excellent communication skills

Demonstrated Experience solving technical operational issues

Able to work in a multi-function team and matrix organisation

IT & CAD Skills

English to Negotiation Level

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance